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Goal is being triggered more than once in a session

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Hi all, I have noticed something really odd. I have a goal that is triggered if a visitor spends more than a minute on the website. If I compare it with the Page dimension I get more goal triggers than sessions in which a user has viewed the page, leading to conversion rates in excess of 100%.

 

Can anyone think of what the issue might be here?

 

Here's a link to the picture in my google drive

 

 

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Goal is being triggered more than once in a session

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Session counts are tied to landing page of a session, so when you look at all of the pages in a session, only the first page gets a count of 1. The rest are given a 0.

 

If you put Sessions in a report of pages, the 'sessions' count is actually the number of times the page was the first page of a session (a landing page). Use the 'Unique Pageviews' metric to see how many sessions included the page.

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Goal is being triggered more than once in a session

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Session counts are tied to landing page of a session, so when you look at all of the pages in a session, only the first page gets a count of 1. The rest are given a 0.

 

If you put Sessions in a report of pages, the 'sessions' count is actually the number of times the page was the first page of a session (a landing page). Use the 'Unique Pageviews' metric to see how many sessions included the page.

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Goal is being triggered more than once in a session

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Oh, this is something I didn't know! So essentially what I need is a Goal completions per pageview ratio instead of a Goal completions per session. Thanks for that.